Category Archives: complex PTSD

Guest Post #11: Life with Complex PTSD

Alexis Rose has a blog about Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) called A Tribe Untangled.  Her C-PTSD was brought about by a family tragedy (a terrible accident that befell her young daughter, something every loving parent fears with every fiber of their … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Complex PTSD

My therapist finally spilled the beans (at my insistence) and thinks PTSD or complex PTSD is the closest fit for what I actually have.   BPD may have fit once, but he doesn’t think it does any longer, if it ever … Continue reading

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Guest Post #8 : Abusers break you–and then HATE you for being broken.

My dear friend and active participant on this site, Linda Lee, has written a wonderful and OMG SO TRUE post, which describes a lifetime of abuse, including incarceration in a state mental hospital, and being faced with unethical doctors and … Continue reading

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Ditziness and complex PTSD, BPD.

“She has no common sense.” “She’s just a dumb blonde.” “She’s kind of ditzy.” “She never seems to know what’s going on.” These are phrases I’ve heard said about me my entire life, and not just by my abusers. To … Continue reading

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The awkwardness of being a Borderline ACON.

I won’t lie.  It’s incredibly awkward being a blogger who blogs about two things that seem diametrically opposed to many people in the narcissistic abuse community:  being a victim of narcissists, and having a Cluster B disorder (BPD).   To those of … Continue reading

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Borderlines: incurable demons or trauma victims?

The symptoms of Complex PTSD are almost identical to those of BPD. Something has come to my attention during the time I’ve been blogging, which I think is important enough to merit another post about it. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD, … Continue reading

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Guest post #3: Facing Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

I’m happy to introduce my third guest blogger, Alisha, who has a blog about living with Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) and chronic pain. She was kind enough to write this powerfully written guest post for this blog. I loved reading it … Continue reading

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